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    Disease-Modifying Anti-Rheumatic Drug.



Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry. A means of measuring bone density to detect osteoporosis.

Diaphyseal aclasis
A syndrome in which there are multiple enchondromata.

Diastrophic dwarfism
Short stature, cleft palate, thick pinnae and other features. Autosomal recessive inheritance.

Disc prolapse
Condition in which an intervertebral disc is damaged and some of it protrudes. May cause sciatica if it does so in the vicinity of a major nerve in the spine.

Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis. Florid new bone formation at entheses results in spinal stiffness. May be confused with ankylosing spondylitis. (Forestier's disease, Ankylosing hyperostosis)


Dowager's hump
Severe thoracic kyphosis in an elderly lady with osteoporosis.

Duypuytrens contracture
Fixed flexion deformity of finger(s) due to thickening, nodularity and contracture of palmar aponeurosis.

See DEXA. A means of measuring bone density to detect osteoporosis.

Doctor search
Device allowing the public to find a specific medical doctor within the introduced parameters, normally online.

A cream used in the treatment of recurrent herpes labialis (cold sores).

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